It happens so often you’re likely to ignore it.
A sore throat is just part of life, especially right now in the cooler months. Maybe it’s a sign you’re catching a cold. Or it could be the lingering effects of the one you just got over.
Maybe it’s the dry indoor air, a post-nasal drip due to allergies, or just the general winter yucks.
Whatever the cause, you probably don’t think much about a run of the mill sore throat. Maybe you’ll have a cup of tea or suck on a lozenge.
You certainly wouldn’t think about heading to see a doctor about something so “minor.” But new research reveals that maybe you should.
Because as it turns out, that sore throat could be a sign of something FAR worse than a common cold or allergies.
It could be your first, and in some cases ONLY, warning sign of cancer.
Sore throat and cancer connection revealed
You might be inclined to treat a scratchy feeling throat simply as an annoyance. But experts say a persistent sore throat is one of the most overlooked signs of throat cancer, a disease that’s diagnosed more than 5,000 times a month in the United States alone.
And every month, more than 1,000 Americans die of it.
Other overlooked signs of throat cancer include…
- a hoarse voice
- ear pain
I’m sure you’ve spotted what they all have in common. Just like that sore throat, those symptoms are easy to write off.
But it’s CRITICAL to listen to your body, especially if like me you’re not a spring chicken anymore. Because once you cross 50, your risk skyrockets.
Now, you might be thinking you’re in the clear if you’ve never smoked. After all, throat cancer USED to be considered a smoker’s disease.
But new statistics paint a different picture. A number of folks who’ve never lit up are developing the disease due to the HPV virus.
The mainstream is using this fact to sell HPV vaccines.
This sometimes controversial shot has been dogged by safety concerns. With 55,000 reports on file with the feds in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, the documents reveal potential side-effects that range from minor issues to far more severe ones.
But there’s one overlooked “side effect,” which could lead to disaster. While the HPV vaccine only provides limited protection, it leaves many folks with a false sense of security when that sore throat pops up.
Slash throat cancer risk with this EASY solution
Whether or not you or someone you care about decides to get an HPV shot is a personal decision that needs to be made with the help of a doctor.
Just be sure you have ALL the facts when you make it. And don’t let it lull you into a false sense of security.
But there’s a mind-blowingly simple way you can send your HPV risk plummeting that doesn’t have anything to do with a needle.
You’ll need just three things…
- a toothbrush
- some baking soda
- a bottle of three percent hydrogen peroxide
Because it turns out, the dirtier your mouth is the higher your risk of an oral HPV infection. In fact, spotty oral hygiene could send your chance of getting this dangerous virus skyrocketing by 56 percent.
So it’s time to get to work on those pearly whites. Just mix together some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste. Drop it onto your toothbrush, and gently scrub.
You’ll end up with the brightest, cleanest smile in town. But even more importantly, you’ll have just slashed your chances of developing an HPV infection and throat cancer.
And remember, NEVER ignore a persistent sore throat. It could be a red flag for something far more serious than a simple common cold.